This morning, I was woken up with very sad news.
I received a phone call from my mom-in-law where she informed me that our friend, Gerard, had passed away. He was involved in a serious car accident & had died on the scene.
I guess it didn’t hit home directly until I saw the farewell messages being posted on his Facebook wall.
It has stuck a hollow thought in my head – how fragile life is, & how quickly it is taken away.
I know everyone dies eventually but I always thought of leaving this world in old age. Unfortunately, that’s not how life works. Gerard was only 25 years old, having celebrated his birthday last week Friday.
I had never seen Gerard down. Never.
He always had a smile on his face. Always friendly & bouncy. He was supportive & was always ready to lend a helping hand.
We’ll miss you, Gerard. Your life ended too soon & you were taken too quickly.
You’ll never be forgotten & will always be missed.
1989/10/10 – 2014/10/12